Wigan Warriors’ Zak Hardaker has been banned for two matches following his dismissal for a headbutt in his side’s heavy defeat against Catalans Dragons.
Hardaker was red-carded by referee James Child in the 78th minute of Warriors’ 48-0 defeat on Saturday after making contact with Sam Tomkins’ head.
Joel Tomkins faces a three to five-game ban after being charged with punching in retaliation to the incident.
The forward will face a tribunal over a Grade D punching charge on Tuesday.
Hardaker’s ban means that Wigan boss Adrian Lam faces a selection problem in the coming weeks with fellow half-backs Bevan French and Jai Field out with injury.
French was ruled out last week for “several months” according to Lam after he suffered a hamstring tear in their win against Salford on 22 May.
Meanwhile, the Rugby Football League disciplinary review panel also banned Wakefield’s Matt Ashurst for two games for a dangerous throw, with George Griffin of Castleford and Leigh’s Ben Reynolds handed one-game suspensions for dangerous contact and tripping respectively.
Huddersfield’s James Gavet has also received a one-game ban, for raising the knee in the tackle, and Castleford’s Danny Richardson has been given a caution for dangerous contact.